In The Guest Edit, we pass the reins to some of the most interesting, tasteful and/or entertaining people in Australia and New Zealand. For this episode, we tapped the likes of Aotearoa-based fashion designers Alice Isles and Kiki Judd, the brains behind beloved colorful local fashion brand hej hej, for their thoughts on the best ways to brighten up our winter wardrobes depending on the weather. starts to get darker and darker.
ISLANDS AND JUDD: It’s no secret that we are big fans of color. We believe that everyone can adopt a touch of color in their wardrobe. You don’t have to look far from our shores and pool of fashion designers to find subtle accessories or bold knits to add colorful hues to your everyday ensemble.
This brand’s Paloma Celery sunglasses feature a classic ’90s-inspired elongated cat-eye design in this season’s favorite color: green. Auór eyewear is designed in Australia and handmade in Italy from European materials. We love their use of fun colors on classic shapes.
Find them: NZ$350 RRP on the Auór website.
KATE MITCHELL LEMON EARRINGS
These handcrafted glass fruit earrings by local designer Kate Mitchell are individually flame worked from colored glass and sculpted into miniature fruit shapes. Based in Auckland, Mitchell’s work explores all textures and colors – no fruit will ever be the same.
Find them: $75 RRP on Kate Mitchell’s website.
KESTER BLACK NAIL POLISH
Accessorize with reckless abandon, a free spirit, and generous air sign energy. Nail polish is the perfect way to play with bright colors and New Zealand brand Kester Black has all the best shades. We love this Tangerine Dream shade for a pop of color that will go with any outfit.
Find it: For $28 a bottle on the Kester Black website or at vendors nationwide.
PRADA FOAM RUBBER SANDALS
We know what you’re thinking. Sandals? In winter? But we love sandals whatever the season – and these electric blue numbers would go perfectly with our cobalt knits. They’re a splurge, sure, but they’ll see you through all the seasons.
Find it: For $1,200 on the Prada New Zealand website or in store at the Queen Street store.
KNIT HEJ HEJ MELLOWPUFF
Adding a knit layer under or over a dress or top really extends the life of your clothes during the winter months and is another opportunity to add some color to an outfit.
Find it: For $250 on the hej hej website or the brand’s new Ponsonby store.
Posted on May 05, 2022 by